Independent Nursing Prescriber

Independent Nursing Prescriber

Humankind Charity

The closing date is 01 December 2020

Job overview

Forward Leeds is the 2nd biggest Drug & Alcohol Service in England and is made up of several key partners including Humankind, enabling the development of a peer-led, recovery community.

We provide a safe environment in which people can develop their life skills, and confidence to achieve and maintain recovery. By abstaining from their substance misuse, individuals are able to successfully re-integrate into society, and become active, contributing citizens.

We have vacancies for NMC registered, qualified NMPS to join us in Leeds to provide a range of drug and alcohol medical interventions and services.

The closing date for completed applications is noon on the 17th August 2020.

Main duties of the job

Be a first level registered nurse

Have at least three years post-registration clinical nursing experience, of which at least one year immediately preceding their application to the training programme should be in the clinical area in which they intend to prescribe.

Nurse independent prescriber qualified and be within a substantive post

Must have a minimum of one years experience in delivering evidence based treatments in Substance Misuse

Full NMC-UK Registration and Licence to Practice

Holds additional RCGP Qualifications Level 1 (and 2 or willingness to work towards)

Ability to work as service user advocate

About us

Humankind offers services covering drugs and alcohol, clinical services, housing related support, housing, employment, training and education, health and well-being, children, young people and families, women, criminal justice and community and offender rehabilitation. We run the MoreTime social enterprise. We're part of the Northern Inclusion Consortium.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties And Responsibilities

Clinical provision, service operation and Development

Clinical Provision

Undertake service user centred: assessments, care planning and delivery, monitoring, evaluation and reviews in practice and outreach settings, including Blood borne Virus (BBV) management (risk assessment, pre and post-test counselling, testing and immunisation), assessments, including general health assessments, health care planning and delivery, monitoring, evaluation and reviews, urine toxicology and blood testing.

Deliver health promotion and harm reduction interventions in a client-centred manner

Assist in co-ordinate and delivery of immunisation testing and vaccination programme

Co-ordinate and deliver call and recall services for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunisations, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV testing

Contribute to the maintenance of client clinical databases

Deliver advice on safer sex, contraception, nutrition and healthy living

Prescribe cost effectively and according to best practice and national and local policy

Liaise with pharmacists regarding supervised dispensing and prescription queries

Share care with GPs for clients in Primary Care Extended Services (PCES)

Provide prescribing information and advice to Pharmacy and Shared Care GPs

Be familiar with and adhere to service and statutory guidelines and policies

Complete Blood Borne Virus pre/post test counselling and immunisation.

Co-ordinate and deliver call and recall services for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunisations, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV testing

Work in collaboration with the local NHS hepatology service and Clinical Nurse Specialists

Service Operation And Development

Provide data for planning and participate in; strategy planning, service needs assessment, clinical effectiveness review, service framework development and implementation, as needed

Participate in external and internal sub groups and take responsibility for production or co-production of plans and reports, as requested

Lead specified projects with responsibility for completion, as appropriate

Adhere to statutory and best practice parameters in development of strategies, policies and guidelines

Audit And Clinical Review

Participate in/promote service wide or local clinical audit.

Implement findings/changes where indicated

Ensure all serious untoward incidents (including Drug Related Deaths) are reported, implementing any service changes arising.

Disseminate learning across the Hub

Teaching And Clinical Research

Participate in the process of clinical audit and study of the drug and alcohol service

Collaborate on clinical governance, review and implementation of policies and guidelines

Contribute to the development of joint working with local provider organisation.

Assist continued involvement with national and local research projects, as appropriate

Community Services

Represent the service and maintain corporate knowledge base regarding community services.

Participate in the co-ordination of strategies for integration of health and social care, as appropriate

Human Resources

Participate in own annual appraisal, training needs analysis, CPD, and performance review if indicated.

Complete mandatory training

Promote and maintain an environment of honesty and openness in interpersonal relationships within the organisation.

It

Participate in co-ordination of data entry and retrieval searches and reports to meet the internal and external service requirements, managing the process to comply with all deadlines, as appropriate.

Ensure data security is maintained at all time

General

Have a clear understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality.

Communicate well, using assertive and team working skills

Self-motivate, organise and prioritise own workload

Apply own judgement and initiative

Organise self-directed professional development, taking advantage of local resources

Contribute to other activities within the service, especially within the area of health promotion

Contribute to meetings and groups

Engage in the Service Development Plan

Perform all other, reasonable, duties as required

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Be a first level registered nurse - with at least three years post-registration clinical nursing experience, of which at least one year immediately preceding their application to the training programme should be in the clinical area in which they intend to prescribe.
  • Nurse independent prescriber qualified and be within a substantive post
  • Full NMC-UK Registration and Licence to Practice
  • Holds additional RCGP Qualifications Level 1 (and 2 or willingness to work towards)

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a team environment
  • Experience of working autonomously to high level of responsibility
  • Excellent evaluation and prioritisation skills
  • Previous experience of carrying out general health care assessment including BBV, and delivering health promotion/ harm reduction interventions, advice and information.
  • Previous experience of entering complex information onto an electronic / clinical data base

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Humankind Charity

Address

Inspiration House, Unit 22

North Industrial Estate

Bowburn

County Durham

DH6 5PF

Employer's website

Overview

Location(s) Bowburn, Durham, UK
Job Type Full-Time, Permanent
Job Starts Immediately
Job Expires in 1 d and 21 h
Job ID #561683
Company National Health Service (576 more jobs)

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